Speaker History

  2017-2018  Mark Kelly, Dr. Bennet Omalu, Laura Linney, Rudy Maxa, Piper Kerman

2017-2018 Mark Kelly, Dr. Bennet Omalu, Laura Linney, Rudy Maxa, Piper Kerman

  2016-2017  Soledad O’Brien, Dave Barry, Luis Alberto Urrea, Joel Sartore, Michael McFaul

2016-2017 Soledad O’Brien, Dave Barry, Luis Alberto Urrea, Joel Sartore, Michael McFaul

  2015-2016  Sue Monk Kidd, James Carville, David L. Boren, Benjamin Zander, Doris Kearns Goodwin

2015-2016 Sue Monk Kidd, James Carville, David L. Boren, Benjamin Zander, Doris Kearns Goodwin

  2014-2015  Jessica Fellowes,Bill Bryson, Fareed Zakaria, James Bradley, Will Shortz

2014-2015 Jessica Fellowes,Bill Bryson, Fareed Zakaria, James Bradley, Will Shortz

  2013-2014  Gentry Lee, Mia Farrow, Timothy Egan, Dan Rather, Khaled Hosseini

2013-2014 Gentry Lee, Mia Farrow, Timothy Egan, Dan Rather, Khaled Hosseini

  2012 – 2013  Pat Conroy, Andrew Weil, M.D.Ann Compton, James B. Stewart, Rex Ziak

2012 – 2013 Pat Conroy, Andrew Weil, M.D.Ann Compton, James B. Stewart, Rex Ziak

  2011 – 2012  Ted Koppel, Anna Quindlen, Michael Wallis, Barry Asmus, Alison Levine, John Edward Hasse

2011 – 2012 Ted Koppel, Anna Quindlen, Michael Wallis, Barry Asmus, Alison Levine, John Edward Hasse

  2010 – 2011  Clark Howard, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Azar Nafisi, Greg Gumbel, Jon Meacham

2010 – 2011 Clark Howard, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Azar Nafisi, Greg Gumbel, Jon Meacham

2009 – 2010 Steve Kroft – Sub was Jeffrey Toobin, Rory Kennedy, Stuart Varney, Harm de Blij, Amy Tan, Dr. J. Rufus Fears

2008 – 2009 John Stossel, Jeannette Walls, Tina Brown, Rick Steves, David Lampton

2007 – 2008 Bob Schieffer, Harlan Coben, Dr. J. Rufus Fears, Lisa Ling, David Faber

2006 – 2007 Jaun Williams, Erin Gruwell, Dr. Peter Salgo, Ken Burns, Frank Deford

2005 – 2006 Dr. Walter E. Williams, Dr. Andrew Stangel, Peter Hillary & Jamling, Tenzing Norgay, Bill Geist, Leigh & Leslie Keno

2004 – 2005 James Woolsey, P. J. O’Rourke, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Randy Cohen, Homer Hickam

2003 – 2004 David McCullough, Dr. Robert Ballard, Glenn McGee, PhD, Joel Siegel, Myron Kandel

2002 – 2003 Judith Miller (sub was Engelberg), Lou Dobbs, Dr. Elliot Engel, Christopher Buckley, Dr. Will Miller, Lucie Arnaz

2001 – 2002 Garrison Keillor, Constanza Ceruti, David Boren, Georgie Anne Geyer, David Baldacci, Doc Severinsen

2000 – 2001 Senator George Mitchell, Ralph A. Campora, Dr. Ronan Tynan, Arthur Golden, Arun Gandhi, Dr. Elliot Engel

1999 – 2000 Billie Letts, Dr. Mark Plotkin, John Powers, Marvin Hamlisch, Ray Suarez

1998 – 1999 Beck Weathers, Dewitt Jones, General Oleg Kalugin, Jane Bryant Quinn, Jean Kittrell the Jazz Incredibles

1997 – 1998 Ivana Trump, Mark Singer, Dayton Duncan, James Woolsey, Gerda Klein

1996 – 1997 Frank Sesno, James B. Stewart, Dr. Robert Ballard, Judith Martin (Miss Manners), Kieu Chinh

1995 – 1996 James A. Lovell, Gayle Sheehy, Frank Cappiello, Victoria Solonia, P. J. O’Rourke

1994 – 1995 Leslie Stahl, Jean-Michael Cousteau, William Raspberry, Laura Pedersen, Nien Cheng

1993 – 1994 Beverly Sills, Jack Anderson, Robin Leach, John Sawhill, James Logan, MD, Michael Guillen, PhD

1992 – 1993 Paul Duke, Luc Cuyvers, Joel Garreau, Marlene Barasch, Calvin Trillin, Catherine Crier

1991 – 1992 Dr. Bob Arnot, Charlton Heston, Dale Van Atta, Judith Viorst, Arnaud de Borchgrave, Irving R. Levine

1990 – 1991 Admiral William J. CroweMark RussellOrville Schell & Liu BaifandSusan WillardB. Gentry LeePamela Cressey

1989 – 1990 William Safaire, Andrew Tobias, Robert Kennedy, Jr.Howard Lamar, Lorna Kelly, William Session

1988 – 1989 Donald T. Regan, Hope Mihalap, Philippe de Montebello, Jane Meadows, Arthur Frommer, Jane Brody

1987 – 1988 Maya Angelou, Liz Carpenter, Robert Bork, Dr. Arthur Laffer, James Burke, David Eisenhower

1986 – 1987 Dr. Jeane Kirkpatrick, Moya Olsen Lear, Dr. Robert Ballard, Christine Roussel, David Schoenbrun, Jeff Greenfield

1985 – 1986 Madame Jehan Sadat, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, Richard Leakey, Richard Valeriani, Kitty Carlisle, HartWendell Garrett

1984 – 1985 David Brinkley, Uri Ra’Anan, Stansfield Turner, Dr. Joe Macinnis, Susan Bondy, Arianna Salassinopoulo

1983 – 1984 George Will, R. Buckminster Fuller(sub Marvin Cetron), Beverly Sills, Gerald Ford, Georgie Anne Geyer, William Atwood

1982 – 1983 Clare Booth Luce, Paul Duke, Sarah Weddington, Frank Cappiello, Ellen Goodman, Suzzane Massiee

1981 – 1982 Henry Kissinger, Jane Bryant Quinn, Mark Russell, Norman Cousins, Doris Kearns

1980 – 1981 Phil Donahue, William F. Buckley, Ann Landers, Nancy Kassebaum, Dr. John Stoessinger, Stanley Marcus

1979 – 1980 Alfred R. Kingon, Charles Kuralt, Rosamond Bernier, Patrice Munsel, Polly Bergan, James Kilpatrick

1978 – 1979 Art Buchwald, Ruth Gordon, Iben Browning, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Dr. Henry Heimlich, Thomas Hoving

1977 – 1978 Dr. William A. Nolan, Sydney J. Harris, Malcolm S. Forbes, Jr., Hugh Sidey, Olivia de Havilland, Erma Bombeck

1976 – 1977 Jerry Baker, Gloria Swanson, Louis Rukeyser, Henry Butler, Dr. Barbara Brown, Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healey

1975 – 1976 Winston S. Churchill, Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy, Irene Kampen, Vincent Price, Robert Cromie, Walter Sullivan

1974 – 1975 David Niven, Reid Buckley, Peg Bracken, Rosamond Bernier, Jean-Pierre Hallet, Norman Cousins, Donald Brooks

1973 – 1974 Carl Winters, Beatrice Trum Hunter, William D. Hersey, Patricia Ball & Thea Marshall, Irene Hughes, Maxwell Maltz, Louis Bohmpich, Gertrude Enelow

1972–  1973 Betty Furness, John McCook Roots, John Huminik, Paula Bishop, Fred Graham, Lovis Bolmrich, Barnaby Conrad, Clare Booth Luce

1971 – 1972 Arthur C. Clarke, David Hoy, Mortimer J. Adler, Alice Widener, Nila Magidoff, The Leslie-Melvilles, Carlton Smith, Murray Banks

1970 – 1971 Leo Cherne, Louis Bohmrich, Harold Sherman Robert Kazmayer, Jack Hortop, W. Cleon Skousen, Elizabeth Broadston, Katherine De Jersey

1969 – 1970 Helen Hayes, Judith Keith, Cleo Dawson, H. W. Holderby, M.D., John Morley, William Moore, Kenneth McFarland, Charles W. Jarvis

1968 – 1969 Ralph Nader, Elsie Sechrist, Ralph Plaisted, John Morley, Maya Pines, Marcus Bach, Harold Sherman, Thomas L. Thomas

1967 – 1968 Pearl Buck, Arthur C. Clarke, Roger Conklin, John Morley, Thubten Jigme Norbu, Harry Douglas Smith, Indra Devi, Ralph J. Franklin

1966 – 1967 Carleton Smith, Han Suyin, John Morley, Marcus Bach, Robert St. John, Donald E. Keyhoe, Geza de Rosner, Murray Banks

1965 – 1966 Henry J. Taylor, Bill Sands, Harry E. Maynard, Willy Lay, Hugh Lynn Cayce, Dickey Chapelle, Kenneth McFarland, G. Herbert True

1964 – 1965 Maria Von Trapp, Godfrey Sperling, Jr., Van Allen Bradley, Francis Robinson, Philip B. Gilliam, John Morley, Renee Taylor, Norman Vincent Peale

1963 – 1964 Gerald Heard, W. Cleon Skousen, J. I. Rodale, Leonard Reiffel, Anna Chennault, Joy Adamson, Carleton Smith, Kenneth McFarland

1962 – 1963 Eleanor Lansing Dulles, Jenkin Lloyd Jones, I. M. Levitt, James E. Doty, Adelaide Stedman, Dennis Warner, Maurice Zam, Walter H. Judd

1961 – 1962 Fred A. Schwarz, Robert Kazmayer, John Eichenlaub, Don Bolt, William H. Stringer, Kenneth McFarland, Jim Fowler, Murray Banks

1960 – 1961 Howard Whitman, Philip Cummings, Dan T. Moore, Merryle Stanley Rukeyser, Charles F. Spencer, Adelaide Stedman, Richard Armour, Marcus Bach

1959 – 1960 Dwight Cooke, Virgilia Peterson, Lester L. Coleman, William L. Sherer, Arthur Ford, Robert Kazmayer, David Wesley Soper, Norman Nadel

1958 – 1959 Donald E. Keyhole, Vance Packard, Rom Landau, Countess Radetzky, Lois W. Higgins, Adelaide Stedman, Nora WalnRudivoravan

1957 – 1958 Marion M. Preminger, Nila Magidoff, Walter Sullivan, Alice B. Morgan, Henry C. Wolfe, John C. Caldwell, Norman NadelIleana, H.R.H. Princess of Romania

1956 – 1957 Preston Bradley, Aly Wassil, Virgilia Peterson, Paul N. Elbin, Robert S. Richardson, Norman Nadel, Adelaide Stedman, William D. Saltiel, Harold W. Rigney

1955 – 1956 Madame Wellington Koo, Karl Gruber, Marion Mill Preminger, Philip Cummings, Nikolai Khokhlov Anarita, Ralph E. Lapp

1954 – 1955 K. C. Wu, Thomas P. Whitney, Walter Henry Thompson, Philip Cummings, Frank J. Liddy, Nora Waln, John Beaufort, Gerald Heard, Dorothy Thompson, Adelaide Stedman

1953 – 1954 You Chan Yang, Lady Rama Rou, Gerald Heard, Phillip Cummings, Kenneth Krippene, T. V. Smith, John Mason Brown, Wilfred Pelletier, Dorothy Thompson

1952 – 1953 Gerald Heard, Howard Pierce Davis, Paul Engle, Edward L. Kramer, Robert S. Byfield, Adelaide Stedman, John Chapman, William Smyser, Norman Vincent Peale

1951 – 1952 Dorothy Thompson, Harry A. Overstreet, Norman Vincent Peale, Howard Pierce Davis, Ivan T. Sanderson, Oscar Junek, Adelaide Stedman, Ray Brock, Sigmund Spaeth

1950 – 1951 Erwin D. Conham, Maxine Berlitz Vollmer, Rosita Forbes, Robert Aura Smith, Gerald Heard, Adelaide Stedman, Bruno Furst, Henry J. Tayor, Doraine Renard & Ellis Lucas

1949 – 1950 Vincent Sheean, Charles M. Crowe, J. B. Rhine, David Guy Powers, Carleton Smith, Adelaide Stedman, John Mason Brown, Lisa Sergio

1948 – 1949 Lisa Sergio, Robert D. Potter, Samuel L. M. Barlow, Dr. David Seabury, Abram Leon Sachar, Merle Miller, Norman Cousins, Dorothy Thompson, Nicol Smith

1947 – 1948 Roscoe Drummond, Ruth Bryan,  Owen Rohde, George Lawton, Kirtley MatherBosley CrowtherBernard Iddings BellHenry C. WolfeGeorge V. Denny, Jr.

1946 – 1947 C. J. Hambro, Rickard C. Patterson, Jr.David Seabury, Ralph W. Sockman, James M. Hepbron, Thurman Arnold, Harold J. Kennedy, Houston Peterson

1945 – 1946 Owen Laltimore, Carey McWilliams, James L. Week, Louis Anspacher, Carleton Smith, John Mason Brown, Stanley High

1944 – 1945 Mrs. Raymond Clapper, Louise Brune, Col. M. Thomas Tchou, Harry Gideonse, Bonaro Overstreet, Erika Mann, Stanley High, Maurice Hendus

1943 – 1944 Mme. Wellington Koo, Irina Skariatina, John Ray Carlson, Bonaro Overstreet, Brock Pemberton, Ely Culbertson, H. R. Knickerbocker, Demaree Bess

1942 – 1943 Krishnalal Shridharani, Alexander P de Seversky, Upton Close, T. V. Smith, Frank Buck, Jan Strulher

1941 – 1942 Sir Philip Gibbs, Thomas Hart Benton, Harii Matsui & Gin-Chiu Kuo, Norman Cousins, John Mason Brown, Carlos Davila, Ruth St. Denis, Harry A. Overstreet, Mortimer Adler

1940 – 1941 Sigrid Unset, Stanley High, Dorothy Sands, Olga Samaroff Stokowski

1939 – 1940 Andre Maurois, Edward Tomlinson, Ruth Alexander, Jon Masaryk, Major George Fielding Eliot, John Mason Brown, Lewis Browne, Mrs. Walter Ferguson

1938 – 1939 Mai Mai Sze, Mrs. Paul Reed, Dr. Paul Van Zeeland, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Henry C. Wolfe, Will Durant, John Mason Brown, Prince & Princess Zu Loewensteen, Andre Maurois, Mrs. Walter Ferguson

1937 – 1938 Sinclair Lewis, J. B. Priestly, Agna Enters, Ellen Wilkinson, Count Raoul de Roussey de Sales, Ann Forsythe, Robert Berkov, Thomas Mann, William Lyon Phelps, Hope Holway

1936 – 1937 John Mason Broron, Ludwig Lewishon, Thomas Craven, Lord Marley, Alfred Adler, E. M. Delafield, Warren Werranrath, Chrostopher Morley

1935 – 1936 Madam Romalo Nijinsky, Otis Skinner, Grant Wood, Hon. Agnes Macphail, Ludwig Lewishon, Stewart Roddie, Thornton Wilder, William Rose Benet